8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rangeley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa, Florida

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rockland trip itinerary planning tool .

Tampa to Rockland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In December, Rockland is much colder than Tampa - with highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Owls Head, Curtis Island Light, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frenchman Bay and Gorham Mountain Trail. Do your shopping at Little Village Gifts and Christmas Spirit Shop. There's still lots to do: hike along Precipice Trail, get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail, and get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail

1
night
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, take a memorable drive along Height of Land, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddleback Maine.

Make your Rangeley itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rangeley in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bar Harbor in December since evenings lows in Rangeley dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Rangeley

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Height of Land ©
Height of Land
Saddleback Maine ©
Saddleback Maine

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 1st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Maine State Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Maine Wildlife Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planner.

You can drive from Rangeley to Portland in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Rangeley in December, with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Footbridge Beach, Maine State Museum, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Maine Wildlife Park, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Highlights from your plan
Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum

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